The New German Foreign and Security Policy: More than a Change in Style

Working Paper Documentation

Between Pile of Rubble and a New Start. The Conflict in the Middle East and the War in Lebanon.

The end of the armed confronatation gives new perspectives for the solution of the enduring conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, with both sides having to compromise - regarding the borderline, the status of Jerusalem and the future of the Palestinian refugees.

Launching Ceremony of the Bæder Youth Council

Over 100 young students, chosen to be the members of the Bæder Youth Council (BYC), gathered on September 21st at Salem Effendi in Ramallah to celebrate the launching of the BYC.

Visit of the spokesman for foreign affairs of the CDU/CSU, Eckart von Klaeden to the Palestinian Autonomous Territories

On the 14th and 15th of September the spokesman for foreign affairs of the CDU/CSU, Eckart von Klaeden visited the Palestinian Territories in order to hold political talks and to get an impression of the situation in the region.

The majority of the Palestinian population is dipleased with Hamas

In the eyes of the population corruption in the PA even during the Fatah era did not seem to be as grave as under today’s Hamas government. This is one of the results of an opinion poll conducted in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.

Deutsche Übersetzung des „Dokuments der Nationalen Übereinkunft“

Die KAS Ramallah veröffentlicht die erste vollständige, deutsche Übersetzung des „Dokuments der Nationalen Übereinkunft“, eine modifizierte Version des so genannten „Gefangenen-Dokuments“ direkt aus dem Arabischen.

The Legislative Process in Palestine: between Theory and Practice

This volume deals with the comptability of the legal systems of the Gaza Strip and West Bank and the Palestinian Basic Law. The study focuses on obstacles that prevent the unification of the legal systems as well as the transformation of existing laws into practice. The authors examine the possibility of harmonizing the legislation in the two parts of the Palestinian state after a long period of foreign administration.Author: Fayez Bkeirat et al.The publication contains 263 pages and can be purchased at the office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Political Implications of the Recent Escalation of Violence

The chances for a revival of the peace process and direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have deteriorated decisively after the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Southern Lebanon. A mutual consent according to the so called "Prisoners Document" could have been a breakthrough for the complicated internal situation in the Palestinian Territories. Now the governments’ incapability to act has reached a new dimension.

Majority of Palestinians Supports NCD

A new public opinion poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) shows that 74% of the Palestinians support the National Conciliation Document which is known as the “Prisoners’ Document”.

Public Opinion Poll on NGOs in Palestine

Nazaha - Enhancing Accountability in the NGO Sector

A public opinion survey concerning the state of Palestinian NGOs and charities, conducted by the Nazaha project revealed that 53% of Palestinians believe that nepotism and its related forms are the most prevalent forms of corruption in NGOs and that 70% of Palestinians believe that NGOs & charities do not disclose their financial, administrative, or program related information to the public.